Amnesty migrant-abuse report 'false' - Italian ministry

Morcone says document compiled in London, not Italy

03 November, 17:07

    (ANSAmed) - ROME, NOVEMBER 3 - A senior interior ministry official on Thursday denied allegations of beatings, abuse and illegal expulsions at asylum-seeeker hotspots in Italy in a report by Amnesty International. "It is totally false that the police use violence on migrants," said Prefect Mario Morcone, the head of the interior ministry's migration department. "I was disconcerted to read such stupidity. Amnesty compiles its reports in London, not in Italy". (ANSAmed).

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